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NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial (15 in., 16 in., 17 in., 18 in.)

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    • Extreme Performance Competition Tire
    • D.O.T. Compliant, Road-Legal
    • High-Grip Compound, Semi-Racing Design
    • Provides Maximum Traction on the Track
    • Designed for Drag Racing Applications
    • For Use on Rear Wheels Only
    • Designed for All Ford Mustangs

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    Manufacturer Ratings
    • Drag Radial
    • Directional

      Directional tires can only be rotated front-to-back, but not side-to-side. Staggered sized directional tires cannot be rotated.

    Customer Ratings
    • Dry Traction 4.9/5 4.864407
    • Wet Traction 3.6/5 3.570175
    • Road Noise 3.9/5 3.911111
    • Ride Quality 4.6/5 4.584746
    Tire Size Wheel Width Tire Diameter Tread Depth Revs Per Mile Weight (lbs)
    For 15" wheels
    275/50R15 7.5" - 9.5" 25.7 6/32" 785
    275/60R15 7.5" - 9.5" 27.8 6/32" 726
    For 17" wheels
    245/45R17 7.5" - 9" 25.7 6/32" 785
    275/40R17 9" - 11" 25.6 6/32" 788
    315/35R17 10.5" - 12.5" 25.8 6/32" 782
    For 18" wheels
    305/35R18 10" - 12" 26.4 5/32" 764
    305/40R18 10" - 12" 27.7 5/32" 728
    305/45R18 9.5" - 11.5" 28.8 6/32" 701
    NT555R Performance. The Nitto Extreme Performance NT555R is a D.O.T.-compliant competition drag radial designed with maximum flexibility for the weekend drag racer. The NT555R combines a high grip compound and semi-racing construction to provide maximum traction at the starting line. The tire comes molded at 6/32 of an inch and features a unique reinforced belt package to provide improved traction and high-speed stability. The NT555R is the perfect performance radial for the street or strip.

    Maximum-Traction Racing Tread. NT555R's are manufactured with the original tread depth of 6/32nds" and are constructed with a specially formulated soft racing tread compound to provide maximum traction. High block rigidity, soft compounding and large contact patch provide extreme dry traction in race conditions. Low void ratio and large tread blocks optimize dry traction.

    Summer Track Compound. The NT555R's compound is specifically designed to provide maximum sticky grip in the warm months on the street and the track. A reinforced belt package further improves handling and helps to prevent against punctures for road use.

    Application. The Nitto Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial is a unique ultra-high performance tire that's also D.O.T.-approved, making it perfect for any street/strip Mustang owner.

    NOTE: This is a high-performance tire intended for use during summer months or warm temperatures only. Use during cold weather will greatly reduce performance, traction and handling, and greatly increase stopping distance. If using this tire in a drag or track environment during cold weather, we strongly recommend performing a pre-run burnout to nominalize the tread compound's temperature.

    Mounting & Balancing: AmericanMuscle offers professional mounting and balancing on all wheels and tires when purchased together on the same order for an additional fee. This will allow you to swap out your old wheels for your new set when they arrive. We even offer Free Nitrogen tire fill.

    • State of the Art On-Site Tire Facility
    • Scratch-Free Mounting Process
    • Environmentally Friendly, Lead Free Wheel Weights
    • Free Optional Nitrogen Tire Fill
    • 1 to 2 Business Day Turn Around Time on Most Orders

    Free Nitrogen Fill! AmericanMuscle is pleased to offer FREE optional nitrogen fill on wheels and tires that are purchased together on the same order. Filling your high performance tires with nitrogen has many benefits including:

    • Improves Fuel Economy
    • Reduced Weight
    • Maintaining Constant Tire Pressure throughout the Year
    • Prevents Corrosion to Preserve Wheel and Tire Life

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    Questions & Answers (47)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    What is the average life expectancy (mileage life) for these? Particularly, the 275/60R15 I'm looking at? I don't have a very heavy foot (most of the time). I will take it to the Strip, once in a while (not every week, though). And, in Vegas weather.

    • Due to it's design as a competition drag radial, the NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial does not have a life expectancy/mileage warranty. These do have an extremely soft compound for maximum traction, and as such most daily drivers see between 15,000 and 25,000 miles, though we have seen numbers much lower depending on road conditions, how often the vehicle sees the track, and how large of a burnout is done to heat the tires up at the track.

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    What is the speed rating for these?

    • The speed rating for this tire is Y (186 MPH).

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    Would these fit on my '03 Cobra if it is lowered 1.4 inches in the rear? I have a set of 18x10 Saleens in the rear and was wondering if the radial would fit my car seeings how it is lowered. Thanks!

    • Yes sir no problem

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    will this tire fit on my 20x10 bullits? fit under my 07 GT? If not what is the largest i can go? The package came with 285s on the rear.

    • The NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial in a 305/35-20 will certainly fit on the 20x10 wheel. Depending on the amount which your vehicle is lowered and if any spacer is on the hub, it could cause some rubbing on the fender. If you could contact us at your earliest convenience, we would be more than happy to confirm the fitment on you specific set-up :)

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    I want a tire that will grip but not wear out fast

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    Hi! I have 2005 Mustang 4.0 v6 with a few upgrades CAI, E3 plugs wires DUI coil but having trouble with wheel spin so I changed my BAMA TUNE from 93 back to 87 Performance as I had a Powertrax rear BUT it started to disengage on me I had to return for refund! My question is will NT555 on stock 16" rim on non posi right rear help stop wheel spin as I only intend to use it at 2019 NMRA NMCA in March 2019 AT Bradenton Motorsports in FL? Thanks, Barry PS your questions had me change my YEAR ETC JUST TO ASK QUESTION?? 0 answer
    will this fit with stock 17s rear wheels? 1 answer
    I have a 2007 mustang gt not lowerd will the 325/50/15 fit on my car I have 15x10 race stars. 1 answer
    Is there a wider tire in a 17 wider than 315/35/17 ? 1 answer
    Will the 325 50 R15 fit my 2014 mustang gt I have swaybar relocation mounts installed currently have race star 15x 10 direct drill wheels? 1 answer
    Hello . if I install two tires like this, (305 / 40R18 NITTO Extreme NT555R Radial Drag Performance) with 18x10 offset 45 wheels, will the rear tires get out of the wing, or be equal to the edge of the tire? 'wing? And if the tires come out of the wing, how many millimeters will they come out? my mustang 2009 GT has not been lowered, original silencer, original chuck, original spring ,? -- Thank you. I want to install two rear wheels like this one on the 2009 Mustang GT (the GT500 style chrome 2010 18x10 45 offset wheel. 1 answer
    Hello if I install two rear wheels like this one on 2009 Mustang GT (The 18x10 "2010 GT500 Chrome Style Wheel has a 45mm offset) and installs a tire like this one, (305 / 40R18 NITTO Extreme NT555R Radial Drag Performance), will the rear tires go out of the wing, or be equal to the edge of the wing? And if the tires come out of the wing, how many millimeters will they come out? thank you 1 answer
    Currently my car has these tires in 305/35r18, i am a little hesitant to spend the additional money for the 35 aspect ratio. My car only makes low 300's rwhp. The car grabbed well and handled amazing with the 35, do you think there will be a big difference if i cheap out a little and go with the 305/45r18 instead? 1 answer
    Will a335 30 18 fit on a2007 gt 1 answer
    Will the 275 fit a 17x10.5 wheel (forgestar drag wheels) 1 answer

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    • Dry Traction 4.864407 4.9
    • Wet Traction 3.570175 3.6
    • Road Noise 3.911111 3.9
    • Ride Quality 4.584746 4.6

    • 5/5

      November 12, 2018

      Very impressed

      I have a FBO 2015 Mustang GT. Put a set of these 315/35 nittos on a few weeks ago. Tons of grip! Even in 50 degree rainy weather it hooked 100x better than the 275s that are my daily tires.


      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      October 06, 2018

      Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/35R18 (94-04 All)

      Great street tire

      This is a big improvement on my last set MT drag radials. These seem to hook much better on the street.


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      September 15, 2018

      Great looking street tire .

      These are great on the street and really hook well on an 18 inch rim


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      August 06, 2018

      Awesome Drag Rads

      This is my 3rd set, my 2008 Bullitt is pushing in the 700hp range to the rear wheels. These are not everyday driver tires however, if you are a weekend warrior and need to hook up these tires are for you. As any high performance DRAG tires they are not for cold, wet or excessive road debris I.E. leaves, sand or gravel, rocks. I have a Tasca suspension and all thought these are drag radials they handle awesome in high speed curve driving as well.


      Year: 2008 Submodel: Bullitt

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    • 5/5

      April 24, 2018

      Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/40R18 (79-19 All)

      No more spinning!

      I had some not so good yumitomos on the stang and with these nittos I actually grip from a dig. No more wheel spin whatsoever. Makes the car look awesome too! Amazing what just new tires can for both performance and looks.


      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      April 21, 2018

      great tire for the price

      great tire for the price , after i heated them up . they hooked well


      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      March 25, 2018


      Great tire for the price. Don't expect them to last long if you have a heavy right foot. They are sticky. Got to love doing hole shots!


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      February 27, 2018

      NT555R Drag Radial

      Great tire when adding horsepower. Works great at the drag strip.


      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      February 18, 2018

      awesome tires

      awesome tires on my 14 gt supercharged car. great street/ roll race tire. for drag strip i would not recommend


      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      February 12, 2018

      Good grip

      Good tire. Nice grip in warm weather. Would recommend


      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT350

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      December 20, 2017

      Drag Radials

      Love them, they hook up in a straight line and handles curves as well


      Year: 1992 Submodel: LX

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    • 5/5

      November 24, 2017

      street and strip tires

      They look and run great, very good tire for the price.


      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT500

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      November 21, 2017

      Street and Strip tires

      bought to use on my Shelby on track day. Very nice, good bite and look great.


      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT500

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    • 4/5

      November 03, 2017

      Nice drag radial

      This tire holds pretty well, not the best but it last longer, which is what I needed.


      Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 4/5

      October 21, 2017


      Really good traction, but 1000 miles in, tread is going down like crazy. BUT, I know what i paid for, and that is the performance, and I got that out of this tire.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 4/5

      October 07, 2017

      Great for the street/strip car

      This tire is one of the best street strip tires for moderate HP


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      September 29, 2017

      Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/35R18 (94-04 All)


      Llittle to no burnout required, excellent grip,nice ride on road


      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      September 11, 2017


      I loved this tired, they hook up very good but they can also spin when you want it. No problems with rain


      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      September 05, 2017

      Works as advertised

      Great drag radial, could be used as a street tire, but wont do well in the rain, and due to its soft compound, it wears pretty quickly.


      Year: 1986 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      September 04, 2017

      Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/35R20 (05-17 All)

      Best Tire I could as for

      I have a stage 2 procharged s550 that makes a little over 700 to the wheel and it pretty much dead hooks in second, but no tire will hook in 1st for me.


      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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